CES roundup: when can I get that new camera?
- — 17 January, 2009 16:13
Our heads are still spinning from all the major camera and camcorder announcements at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. Despite the hubbub, you can't actually buy the majority of those just-announced products yet.
Fortunately, that gives you a bit of time to start saving up, and thanks to the list below, you'll know how much money you'll need to stow away by a certain deadline. Here are the release dates for the major cameras and camcorders we saw at this year's show, along with the pricing information announced by each company; keep in mind, both pricing and release dates are subject to change.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 (US$500)
What Is It? Wi-Fi-enabled digital camera with 4GB of internal storage.
Scouting Report: One of the more exciting camera announcements at this year's show, the Wi-Fi-connected DSC-G3 offers one-click uploads to photo-sharing sites from its huge touch screen.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 ($130)
What Is It? Beefed-up low-end Cyber-shot
Scouting Report: This nicely priced but ho-hum Sony cam offers 10 megapixels, a 4X optical zoom, and digital image stabilization.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220 ($200)
What Is It? Not-quite-wide-angle Cyber-shot.
Scouting Report: The entry-level addition to Sony's W series has a 30mm lens on the wide end, but some nifty in-camera features may make up for that.
Sony MHS-CM1 Webbie HD ($200)
What Is It? Sony's first pocket camcorder.
Scouting Report: With a mini-camcorder form factor and a 5X optical zoom, Sony's high-def answer to the Flip Mino HD is available in eye-catching colors.